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Man Sentenced to 13 Months for Failing to Update his Sex Offender Registration

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jovan Robinson, age 38, was sentenced on December 4 to 13 months in prison for failing to update his sex offender registration.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and David L. McNulty, United States Marshal for the Northern District of New York.

Robinson was convicted of violating the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), which requires a sex offender to register, and keep that registration current, wherever he or she resides. As part of his guilty plea, Robinson admitted that he was convicted of sexual abuse in the third degree in Oregon, which required him to register as a sex offender.  Robinson further admitted that he moved from Massachusetts to Albany, and lived in Albany from March 4, 2018 until his arrest on March 9, 2018 without ever registering in New York or updating his registration in Oregon.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigation Branch, the Albany Police Department, and the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alicia G. Suarez.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood.  Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), and is designed to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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